American novelist Joan Didion's first volume of nonfiction essays, first published in 1968, consisting of twenty works that reflect the atmosphere in America during the 1960s, especially in California
Life styles of the golden land. Some dreamers of the golden dream -- John Wayne : a love song -- Where the kissing never stops -- Comrade Laski, C.P.U.S.A. (M.-L.) -- 7000 Romaine, Los Angeles 38 -- California dreaming -- Marrying absurd -- Slouching towards Bethlehem -- Personals. On keeping a notebook -- On self-respect -- I can't get that monster out of my mind -- On morality -- On going home -- Seven places of the mind. Notes from a native daughter -- Letter from Paradise, 21°19' N., 157°52' W -- Rock of ages -- The seacoast of despair -- Guaymas, Sonora -- Los Angeles notebook -- Goodbye to all that
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